This latest edition is an advanced section-wise commentary on the current legislation on the Law of Trade Marks, Passing Off and Geographical Indications in India. The book incorporates up-to-date Indian and foreign case law and all landmark judgments reported in premier law journals such as RPC-Oxford and PTC. Contains detailed analytical commentary on the 1999 Act with clear references to the corresponding provisions of the preceding Indian Acts of 1940 and 1958 and the UK Acts . Impact of changes brought about by the Trade Mark (Amendment) Act, 2010; and Trademark (Amendment) Rules, 2014 and 2013 has been analysed. Also explains Facilitation of international registration of Indian Trade Marks and vice versa under the Madrid Protocol.
“The latest edition carries forward, consistently and eloquently, the tradition of the highest standards of authorship set by earlier editions. The succinct insertions about important changes to the trademark statute, rules and summaries of legal interpretations of relevant issues by the IPAB and courts in India and abroad further improves its usefulness for students, scholars, agents, lawyers, other practitioners, judicial functionaries and researchers of Indian trademark law and practice. A must-have sourcebook.”
—Dr Guriqbal Singh Jaiya
Director-Advisor, WIPO Academy
“Dr Venkateswaran’s contribution in the establishment of statute law on trade marks in India is well known…on account of his pioneering work through his first edition of this book…Since then, much has happened in the field of IPR. India’s accession to major international agreements, such as Paris Convention, TRIPS Agreement and Madrid Protocol has led to harmonization of the Indian law on trade marks in a global trade and business environment. The latest edition of this book, the revision of which is done by Mr K C Kailasam, who was involved as the Senior Joint Registrar of Trade Marks at the official level in the trade marks law reform and during the critical stage of the evolution of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 significantly adds value to the new edition.”
—N K Anand
Advocate, Delhi High Court
“…K C Kailasam has brought to bear on this work his profound knowledge and vast experience in the administration of this specialized branch of law. I have great pleasure in commending this classic work to the members of the Judiciary and the Bar and all those interested in the practice of law relating to IPR in general and law colleges and students of law in particular.”
—Dr Raghbir Singh
Former Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice
Former Vice Chairman, Intellectual Property Appellate Board
Former Chairman, Copyright Board
“…Venkateswaran’s explanation of the basic principles of law is very thorough and complete and is admirably illustrated from the reported cases…”
—Sir Courtney Terrell, Kt.
Chief Justice, Patna High Court
In his foreword to the Author’s “The Law of Trade & Merchandise Marks in India”, First Edition (1936)”